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U.S. Military Team To Advise Japan On Nuclear Hazards

Japan Nuclear Us Military

First Posted: 03/17/11 01:53 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

(Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it was sending a nine-member team specializing in biological and nuclear hazards to advise Japan's military.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan also said Defense Secretary Robert Gates had authorized up to $35 million in initial humanitarian assistance to Japan from the U.S. military.

(Reporting by Missy Ryan; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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